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joins us now live from "the situation room." >> thanks, rick. happening now. president obama feeds a huge guessing game hinting at when he'll announce his strategy for afghanistan, but a source is now telling cnn how many troops the pentagon expects to send. meanwhile, dinner and diplomacy will be served. the president tends to america's relationship with india and hosts its prime minister to a state dinner. it is the first of this administration. >>> and jennifer hudson, well, she's going to be here as well as there. the oscar and grammy winner will sing for the president and guests, but, first, she's going to be here in "the situation room" and she previews one of the songs for us. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm suzanne malveaux in cnn's command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports for around the world. you're in "the situation room." >> virtually the entire nation and the world waits to hear on how many more american troops president obama might send to afghanistan. well, today it was the president himself who fueled the fire. he is giving a sense of when
. >> are we beginning to see the outlines though of an obama strategy? >> we are and trying to piece it together it's hard to come up with sort of specific numbers, but what we are seeing is that this is more likely to be a process, wolf, than the president coming out and saying we're going to do "x" number of troops, but what he's going to do is set benchmarks or targets for afghanistan and pakistan to meet. in other words, in afghanistan, you've got to -- you've got to be more independent, set up your troops, get rid of corruption. pakistan, start targeting al qaeda, start targeting militants. the big question, wolf, we don't know if they don't meet those benchmarks what do we do then? what's our stick, you know, because we're there for us, we're not there for them. >> it also looks like the administration is beginning to rethink the entire strategy in dealing with the recently re-elected hamid karzai? >> yeah. i spoke with one administration source who said to me let's just call it a recalibration because obviously this is an administration that's been very disappointed in karzai,
. happening now, the buildup to president obama's big announcement on afghanistan. he's starting to spread the word about troop level and strategy before he speaks to the nation and the world tomorrow night. the manhunt for the suspected shooter in the deaths of four police officers. the spotlight is on an ex-convict now on the loose in washington, the state and former presidential candidate who commuted his sentence and let him out of jail and tough questions for the white house about the now famous presidential party-crashers. how did it happen, and what's the secret service doing to stop it from happening again? i'm wolf blitzer in cnn's command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports from around the world. you're in "the situation room." >>> president obama is putting more top officials in the loop today about his new war plan strategy in afghanistan. his long-awaited public announcement on troop levels a little over 24 hours from now, and there's a lot of anticipation and concern about more american lives on the line along with lots more u.s. taxpayer dollars. let
you to set your tv sets, because we know exactly when president obama is going to announce his strategy decision for afghanistan, and there's only one remaining question. how many more u.s. troops are going to go to war? well, this guessing game is under way, but we do have a few things that we do know. there are 68,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan right now, and a defense official who is in the know says the pentagon expects orders to send another 34,000 troops which actually means more than 102,000 american troops could be fighting this war. now whether or not this equation is accurate, well, that's going to be revealed in the next couple of days by the president, but i want to go straight to our cnn white house correspondent dan lothian. obviously, dan, this is a decision that he has made. we're hearing all kinds of things about the troop levels. what is he going to lay out for the american people in the days ahead? >> reporter: first of all, as you know, this is highly anticipated, and it been circulating for days that this announcement would be made soon. now the white house
. >>> president obama vows to finish the job in afghanistan. he'll reveal his new strategy to the nation at westpoint as the pentagon plans to send thousands of re-enforcements to the war zone. can the troops make a difference? >> the president will attend a climate change summit in denmark. can they reach an agreement to reduce green house gases. >>> and the president hosted his first state dinner this week. entertainer jennifer hudson sang for the guests after singing for us. my interview with the oscar and grammy-winner. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm suzanne malveaux, and you're in "the situation room." >>> president obama is about to reveal a new strategy for the war in afghanistan. he'll travel to the u.s. military academy at west point on tuesday where he's going to brief the nation on his plans to send more troops to the war zone. this week, he signaled that determination. >> after eight years, some of those years in which we did not have, i think, either the resources or the strategy to get the job done, it is my
. >>> happening now, president obama is holding two major meetings, one with his cabinet and another with his war council, and we are told that the president could make his decision on afghanistan as early as tonight. now alleged 9/11 terrorists could get a megaphone and shout some hateful anti-american views. wait until you hear the intentions of khalid shaikh mohammed and the four other 9/11 defendants at their new york civilian trial. >>> and could your walls be destroying your home making you sick and you don't even know it? there are alarming findings about chinese drywall. wolf blitzer is off. i'm suzanne malveaux in cnn's command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports from around the world. you're in "the situation room." >>> even amid a holiday week urgent matters of life and death, the economy, here at home, there are grave matters of life and death that are in afghanistan and all of this, of course, requires the president's attention. it's all on his plate. today the president is holding two major meetings. there's one with his cabinet, and in just a few hours the
of many of those questions. four days before president obama reveals his troop decision for afghanistan, another question many people want answered and that is how many more troops will go to afghanistan from other countries. a nato official says that allies may send between 4,000 and 6,000 more. now that is according to the associated press citing an anonymous source, but whatever the number decided by president obama or nato allies, extra help is going to be welcome help for many of these troops that are already in the war, especially for one unit that is seeing enormous suffering. here's our own cnn's frederick pleitgen. >> reporter: a little more than six months ago, we were with the fourth engineer battalion when they first touched down in kandahar. airlifted directly from iraq to southern afghanistan to help bolster the war effort against a resurgent taliban. one of those making the move private first class kimball hahn. what's your family say? >> my family, they are supportive. you know, when you make the decision to joint army, especially at a time war they support it and they k
, think of president obama? >> well, i think that there are two different kinds of people in iran. there's a regime which i think's been deeply rattled by his whole strategy of opening his hand to friendship to iran, and the regime doesn't know how to handle this. they're used to being part of the axis of evil under george bush. now there's an administration in washington that wants to reach out to them. and i think for that reason, it was very difficult for obama to support the pro-reform people because the big game for him is to try and get somewhere on the nuclear front and helping and supporting the pro-reform people is going to undermine -- >> the reformists, do they like president obama? >> well, what we know as reform and what they have as reform is very different. the prime minister under khomeini, he's a khomeini loyalist. he's a loyalist to khomeini's revolution. even if he were to get in, even if they got rid of the current president, i don't think we'd see a radical change in the way iran is run. >> this outreach to iran by the new u.s. president and others to try to deal wit
: beyonce talks michelle obama and jay-z. will there be babies? >> of course i want to be a mother. >> larry: then the one, the only dolly pardon. >> i'm always ready. >> larry: she knows all about surviving tough economic times. and the scandal press. >> i'm going to get that gun of mine and i'm going to change you from a rooster to a hen with one shot. >> larry: also a message for tabloids. leave jessica simpson alone. it's all next on "larry king live." >> larry: good evening. what a pleasure to welcome to "larry king live" finally beyonce. we've been waiting a long time for the ten-time grammy winning recording artist. she is launching her world tour this week. she opens on her new movie "obsessed" opens on friday. are you opening in croatia? >> i am opening in croatia. >> larry: how did that come about? >> well, i've been fortunate to be able to tour around the world for years. we started with, of course, kelly and michelle of "destiny's child." our first album came out when i was 15 years old. we started traveling to europe and to japan. and over the years, we've built up our fan base.
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